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Quake Moved Japan Coast 8 feet; Shifted Earth’s Axis


“The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.

‘At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass,’ said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).” Read more.

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